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  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Springfield
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What do you think about what's going on with Iraq?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Tell me about yourself. (A lot of questions in the first interview were like these formal, boring, expected ones)" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"You went to an "Ivy League" undergrad, why aren't you looking at Ivy League / eastern medical schools?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Let's pretend medicine is not a profession at all, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I'm going to go back to the admissions committe, what three sentences would you like me to tell them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN was great! Reviewed my AMCAS statement and SIU essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students LOVE it there. I didn't know much about the Problem Based Learning (PBL), but the way the students talked about it, I was really impressed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's Springfield. . . no college sports. (everyone can't be the Big 10 though, right?)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There's a walkway from the Student Affairs building to the Hospital: you don't have to walk outside in the cold." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Before the interview, I was only midly attracted to the school, but the people (students / faculty) made the whole thing look really appealing. If any of you are fortunate enough to interview with Dr. Quinn, relax and enjoy it, she's fantastic. My interview with her lasted half an hour longer than scheduled." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2003

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